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How can I improve my running form?

Making small tweaks to your running form can have huge benefits; you can improve your biomechanical efficiency, your ability to breathe effectively and decrease your risk of injury. Try including some functional, running specific drills into your training several times a week.

These movements may look a bit silly but they are a great way to activate the key muscle groups used in running and help to reinforce efficient movement patterns. Core stability training is also an effective way to help improve your running posture and technique. Finally you may find using verbal cues can serve as a useful reminders to help correct bad postural habits when running. For example, phrases such as "run tall’’ can help to stop you from sitting in your hips and slouching as you start to fatigue.

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